Past London Event: VOL 20

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VOL 20

May 15, 2019
@ WeWork Fox Court

Just like the return of the warmer weather, PechaKucha London are back in the swing of things! It's Spring baby, let's get you out of the house and sipping some free beer while listening to some inspiring diverse talks!

Join us 15 May as our friends at WeWork Fox Court host us in their centrally located and lovely offices! We'll have beer on tap and an assortment of fantastic speakers!


Ok, first up what is a PechaKucha night?

Originating in Japan, it is a fast and fabulous night of individual presentations, but there is a rule... nobody can speak for more than 6 minutes and 40 seconds, which means that you really can’t afford to be boring. Each speaker will show 20 images and talk about each image for 20 seconds.

​Today the event has evolved to cover a range of topical societal issues, from diverse perspectives and is presented in over 1000 cities around the world.


​What kind of things do people talk about?

Literally anything that people think worth sharing including a personal story, an idea, a project, a passion, interesting snaps and experiences from your last adventure, these are just a few examples.

PechaKucha presentations uncover the unexpected -- unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different, and they turn each PechaKucha event into “a box of chocolates”.


What can I expect from PKNLDN20?

We're back in the swing of things! Expect the same inspiring night of a variety of speakers that you've come to expect from all PKNLDN events!

So why would you not come down to WeWork Fox Court listen to 8 speakers talk about all kinds of wonderful things. There are a limited number of tickets for this event, so be sure to book today!


Stay tuned for information about speakers

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Fix Your Gut, Heal Your Life

@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

Karen Mannion gave this very funny, honest, and frank PechaKucha talk at London - Vol. 20 - PKNLDN 20 - WeWork.

From the outset she had the crowd in hysterics taking a deep dive into a topic that effects all of us on a daily basis - GUT HEALTH!

Karen's health oriented talk was not only thought provoking but also had a great sense of fun injected into it!
Karen gave the audience (to use an old saying) a lot of "food for thought", the most memorable being a rating system for poo!
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Hiring is Broken Like Dating

@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

In this Pechakucha given by Michelle Levesley at London - Vol. 20 - PKNLDN 20 - WeWork, Michelle put forwards a very convincing argument for why the process of hiring staff is broken just like dating is. Her argument puts forward a case for why hiring is broken for both employees and employers.

Using tales from her personal life Michelle got the lucky listeners in the Vol. 20 audience rethinking their approach to work-life and most importantly to how their attributes are portrayed in a modern world.

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From Human Remains to Human Resonance

@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

In 'From human remains to human resonance', a PechaKucha given by Scott McArthur at London - Vol. 20 - PKNLDN 20 - WeWork, Scott takes the audience on the journey of his life in a PechaKucha that definitely comes from the heart.

Scott explores concepts of job satisfaction and how we identify our own success and abilities.

The main takeaway for the London PechaKucha team was the idea of continual learning. Scott's talk is such a good reminder for us all to keep that concept front of mind!

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I Can Do That (and So Can You!)

@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

In 'I Can Do That (and so can you!)', Anya Marco Harris, uses her 400 second PechaKucha for great impact. Anya draws on tales from her own life experience to convince the audience that if you have a dream idea floating around in your mind, stop in floating around in the abyss and make it a reality.

As Anya eloquently puts it, if she can achieve being a coffee queen, burlesque dancer, blogger, obtain a MA in cultural cosmology specialising in archeoastronomy and discover how the Neolithic chose to place the stones in Avebury Stone Circle (and that is just her life to date) - then so can YOU!


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More than Profit

@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

Louise Holstein gave this ardent PechaKucha at London - Vol. 20 - PKNLDN 20 - WeWork and definitely garnered herself a new legion of admirers impressed with the wonderful work she is doing connecting strangers together over food around a table.

Louise set up Mike's Table 3 years ago. Mike's Table puts on evenings that come in pairs, the first is for paying guests which funds the second evening whereby guests are invited to enjoy exactly the same restaurant experience but for free. These guests are referred through charities and organisations supporting those in recovery from homelessness, illness or addiction, refugees, those on low income and the socially isolated. 

Professional chefs are involved in both evenings and devise the menus on the night using food that would otherwise go to waste. 


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Reuse Architecture!

@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

in 'Reuse Architecture!', Sara Fontana, uses her 20 images to convince the audience at London - Vol. 20 - PKNLDN 20 - WeWork to reconsider their approach to recycling and reuse. Sara passionately conveys an emerging theory that there is actually sufficient buildings already constructed in the world, and perhaps we can actually 'stop building' (what??!!) and just use what has already been built. 

Not convinced? Well then we suggest you click play and listen to Sara explain it in her own clear words. 

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Pursuing a Radically Transparent Company Culture

@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

In 'Pursuing a Radically Transparent Company Culture', Nikolay Piriankov, speaks passionately and with clear articulation about how he has adopted a radical approach to building up his bespoke jewellery business.

We are sure that after you listen to Nikolay's PechaKucha you will wish that all companies around the world adopted the same approach to company culture as Nikolay does. Bring on the transparency!!!


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Design, design, design, design, design, design, design

@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

In this PechaKucha called 'Design, design, design, design, design, design, design' Lucy Pickford takes us on her professional journey, which, when looking backward is easy to see she was always destined to be a designer. 

Lucy's love of design shines through loud and clear in her perfectly curated 20 images.

Lucy was the final speaker at London - Vol. 20 - PKNLDN 20 - WeWork and left the crowd feeling inspired to look around at their world and be in awe of the amazing design feats of the everyday.

Anya Marco Harris
Entrepreneur in London
Sara Fontana
Architect in London
Karen Mannion
Nutritional therapist and mindset coach, Karen Mannion in London
Lucy Pickford
Co-Director, OLGA Agency LLP
Nathan Ardaiz
in London
Scott McArthur
Speaker, writer and mentor, Sculpture Ltd (My company) in London
Louise Holstein
Wine merchant and Mikes Table founder in London